Marquette Golden Eagles vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 2/14/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette (+7.5)
Prudential Center is the site where and the Seton Hall Pirates (11-8) will play the Marquette Golden Eagles (9-11) on Sunday. Marquette opens this matchup as 7.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 143.5.
Marquette heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 9-11 so far this season. They average 71.1 points per contest (192nd in the country) while hitting 45.2% from the floor. The Golden Eagles are shooting 34.8% on three-point attempts (143 of 411) and 72.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Marquette is grabbing 36.4 boards per game and has totaled 267 assists on the season, which is 79th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 14.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.9 fouls per contest. On the defensive end of the court, the Golden Eagles are forcing their opponents into 10.5 turnovers per game and they draw 17.5 personal fouls. The Golden Eagles defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.6% (493 of 1,186) and they surrender 33.1 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 313th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 283 surrendered for the season. They give up 36.8% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 205th in college basketball in points per game allowed (71.2).
The Marquette Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the Villanova Wildcats and took a loss by a final of 96-64 in their last contest. Marquette ended with a 46.0% FG percentage (23 of 50) and converted 6 of their 14 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles buried 12 of 16 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected a total of 22 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 10 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 4 steals and 3 rejections. When it comes to the defense, Marquette let their opponent shoot 46.0% from the field on 23 out of 50 shooting. Villanova earned 25 assists and had 9 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Wildcats snagged 22 boards (4 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Villanova went 93.8% at the free throw line by making 15 of 16 tries. They also knocked down 13 of 22 tries from beyond the arc.
Dawson Garcia is one player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He had 28 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. Garcia finished the game at 60.0% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game. An additional guy that came through in this matchup for the Golden Eagles was D.J. Carton. He grabbed 7 rebounds and earned 4 dimes. He ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor for the game by shooting 5-of-9 (13 points). In all, Carton played 35 minutes.
Seton Hall has a record of 11-8 so far this year. Seton Hall has totaled 1,416 pts so far this year (74.5 per contest) and they snag 34.5 boards per game. The Pirates are committing 16.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.7% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Pirates are shooting 46.1% from the field, which has them ranked 87th in the nation. They are assisting teammates 13.5 times per contest (158th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.9 times per game. The Pirates are ranked 204th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 71.1. They have forced 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.9% from the field (206th in the nation). The Seton Hall defense allows 37.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (152 of 402) and opponents are knocking down 73.1% of their free throw attempts. They give up 13.2 assists and 33.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 199th and 102nd in those categories on the defensive end.
For their last game, the Seton Hall Pirates went home victorious with a score of 80-73 when they played the Connecticut Huskies. The Pirates were able to corral 16 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 24 in the game. They also turned away 2 tries while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Huskies committed 20 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Pirates to the charity stripe for 31 tries. They were able to bury 27 of the free throws for a clip of 87.1%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Seton Hall converted 9 out of 18 tries (50.0%). When all was said and done, the Pirates went 22 for 44 from the floor which had them at 50.0%. The Pirates allowed the Huskies to bury 23 of their 48 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.9% for this game. They went 31.6% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 of 19 and finished the game at 21 out of 25 from the free throw line (84.0%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Seton Hall allowed Connecticut to grab 21 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Sandro Mamukelashvili pitched in for the Pirates in the matchup. He made 5 out of 10 in the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which gave him 22 points. Mamukelashvili snagged 7 rebounds in his 36 minutes and totaled 2 dimes in this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Seton Hall was Myles Cale. He ended up with 20 points in 35 minutes played by going 7 out of 13 shooting in the matchup. Cale finished going 53.8% from the floor and also contributing 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette (+7.5)
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